From Melbourne: Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip

From Melbourne: Small-Group Great Ocean Road Day Trip

From US$ 155.40 per person

Experience all the beauty of the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles on this all-inclusive, personalised tour in custom Mercedes vehicles exploring unique destinations, wildlife, and fresh local produce.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
All pickup times (between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM) and details will be re-confirmed the day prior - please be on the lookout for a message with more details. Please wait outside the entrance of your accommodation 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time and be on the lookout for our distinctive blue Mercedes vehicles.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Travel in luxury comfort in a Mercedes Benz custom vehicle
  • Admire the stunning Australian coastline and see the breathtaking 12 Apostles
  • Explore an ancient Australian rainforest with your expert guide
  • Discover adorable and highly unique Australian wildlife and learn about their habits
  • Enjoy freshly caught and prepared to order, local fish and chips
Full description
Capture the essence of the Australian coastline and this incredible region in the luxury comfort of a Mercedes Benz custom-fitted tour vehicle with a local guide. See nature's wonders, including the 12 Apostles, and tuck into delicious local food and drinks along the way. In a group of no more than 11 guests, you’ll enjoy a personalized door-to-door experience that ensures plenty of legroom on a long journey. During your adventure, your expert guide will help you explore a host of gorgeous locations including the coastal townships of Anglesea, Lorne, and Kennett River. At Apollo Bay, enjoy a lunch of freshly caught and prepared local fish and chips at the wharf. (vegetarian options available). After lunch, take a fully guided walk through an ancient rainforest before marveling at the breathtaking 12 Apostles and magnificent surroundings on the coastline. Spot unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and an array of native birds. Hear unique local knowledge about the authentic Australian way of life from your expert guide. The drive back to your city hotel will take the inland route through Colac to round off an unforgettable journey.

  • Round-trip door-to-door service in a Mercedes Benz
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Melbourne hotels
  • Guides
  • Freshly prepared lunch with vegetarian options available
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Tours depart in all weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

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We decided to take up the small group option (max. of 11) as it could offer a more intimate experience and it did not disappoint. Paul, our guide from Escape Discovery Adventures, was knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. Our family of 6, inclusive of 4 teens, enjoyed the entire journey and his company. The sight of the Twelve Apostles was truly captivating. Against the backdrop of excellent weather, we took many gorgeous photos which could be mistaken to be the work of professionals. It was a day well spent.

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June 22, 2022

Paul gave us the best experience of the Great Ocean Road, he was a very experienced tour guide, friendly, helpful and overall just a really pleasant person to be around. He was super knowledgeable about Victoria/Australia and had a clear passion for what he does. He was able to answer questions, share stories and educate the group on our surroundings. He was willing to take pictures for us and showed us the best places for food and coffee along the road. I’m so glad that we booked our trip with Paul. His vehicle was so spacious with good air conditioning, reclining seats and windows with a view for all. He made an all day trip fly by, with his quick wit and friendly personality. He was a joy to converse with, sharing plenty of stories along the way and entertaining us with fun facts and some embellished anecdotes that were very much enjoyed. 10/10 would recommend this tour for anyone, no big company will give you this kind of experience. Thanks so much Paul, you are very appreciated

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April 21, 2022

This is the ocean road trip to do. I booked it fairly last minute as I had been let down by another company. Paul was a superb driver and guide. A great mix of local knowledge and humour. I was on my own and he made our little group all feel so welcome. A superb day. You must go and enjoy.

March 23, 2022

Product ID: 252317